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Power outage affects 2,000 members

Written by The Bee

February 11, 2020

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BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Approximately 2,000 Mohave Electric Cooperative members experienced a loss of power Tuesday morning.

An outage was reported at 5:30 a.m. affecting nearly 2,048 members. MEC crews responded and restored power just before 8 a.m.

The outage affected an area ranging from the Bullhead City Walmart to Mohave Community College.

Strong morning winds played a part.

“Mother Nature played a role in the loss of power,” said Rick Campos, chief operating officer at MEC. “It can be dangerous working in conditions like this and I’m proud of our linemen for restoring power as quickly and safely as possible.”

“We’ve been experiencing some strong winds over the last several weeks and it is certainly beneficial for members to secure lightweight outdoor items.”

Campos said picking up children’s toys, securing patio furniture, and bolting down carports can help prevent outages.
MEC recommends reporting outages 24/7 365 days a year using the MEC toll-free Outage Reporting Hotline (844) 632-2667, through a member’s SmartHub account or, for those with a cell phone listed on their account, by texting “outage” to 55050. For outage reporting to work best, your member account information must be current.

An outage map is also available to members by visiting www.mohaveelectric.com/outage-center The map is updated as power is restored.

Members who choose to leave their homes during an outage are encouraged to call MEC at (844) 632-2667 to request a callback through the automated outage system when power is restored.

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